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saxart

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Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« on: August 13, 2021, 06:15:40 AM »
I recently found an early Woodale kettle, but the previous owner had replaced the wheels with something too modern. 



Remembering that a local friend had helped me with wheels for the Orange Speckle 18" (Thanks Greg!) I looked for the same wheels for this kettle.  Turns out they were training wheels from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Little-World-Stabilizers-Compatible-Pair-Stronger/dp/B07MSGD8PB/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NRNZ9051535EVJZ38ATM



Here is what they look like out of the package:



I painted them a creamy white figuring that would match the 'patina' look of the kettle, but that ended up looking too new.



So I sanded off some of the white paint with 220-grit sandpaper and gave them a bit of overspray with some spray paint to make them look aged.  It seemed to work.









While these wheels aren't an exact replica, they do fit the look quite well.  I hope this is helpful for anyone looking for wheel options for these early kettles.
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bait

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2021, 06:18:37 AM »
Fantastic!

Bob BQ

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2021, 06:19:59 AM »
Sweet Wood Dale, @Art! That's not a bad substitute on the wheels.  Much, much better than what was on there when you got it!

I think this is the first time I've ever seen a caddywhompus utility tray.  Between this and the "Performer dad" on that Facebook group, it's been a week of caddywhompus firsts...

@Craig, were you looking for some wheels still?
« Last Edit: August 13, 2021, 06:24:22 AM by Bob BQ »
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bladz

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2021, 06:36:07 AM »
Nice find Art!   The restore turned out great. Iíd say those wheels look pretty close to the originals.  [emoji1303]


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Pezdogs

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2021, 07:01:17 AM »
Thats a stunning kettle, grate score

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JEBIV

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2021, 07:17:53 AM »
Sweet grill, the wheels look good !
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bamakettles

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2021, 07:26:46 AM »
Predates anything I have, very very nice!  I like the retro wheels....

CatskillSmoker

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2021, 09:15:50 AM »
That's beautiful. Grate job and Congrats

Mikeyd

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2021, 10:16:00 AM »
Great job Art!! Looks fantastic!


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ABROB

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2021, 02:35:19 PM »
Those look great!  What a score

Cellar2ful

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2021, 09:13:51 PM »
Nice work on giving those wheels a vintage, aged, patina look.  They look great Saxart.




I think this is the first time I've ever seen a caddywhompus utility tray.  Between this and the "Performer dad" on that Facebook group, it's been a week of caddywhompus firsts...

Yeah, I don't think I've seen one of those utility trays installed upside down. 


« Last Edit: August 13, 2021, 09:16:05 PM by Cellar2ful »
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jmiester

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2021, 11:22:22 PM »
That looks like some fine Vintage Iron Art!!


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brewtownbeatdown

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2021, 04:24:50 AM »
Awesome score!!!   Grate job on the wheels


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michaelmilitello

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2021, 05:07:03 AM »
Awesome!   [emoji1303][emoji41]


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Chris-B-Que

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Re: Wheels for EARLY Wooddale and Weber Bros kettles
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2021, 01:21:57 PM »
Awesome grill and great work on the wheels, they look fantastic.


Im hoping to be able to find one of these grills to go with my 2 other 50s weber kettles.

Would be very interested if you ever were considering selling.

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